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Table 3 Artery-based composition analyses: MATCH vs. Conventional protocol

From: Multi-contrast atherosclerosis characterization (MATCH) of carotid plaque with a single 5-min scan: technical development and clinical feasibility

Artery   LRNC IPH CA LM
Stenosis by Ultrasound (%) MATCH Conv. MATCH Conv. MATCH Conv. MATCH Conv.
P1.R 50% + + + + + + + +
P2.R 75% + + + + + + + +
P2.L 50% - - - - + + + +
P3.R 70% + (-)* + (-) + + - - - +
P3.L 75% + (-) + (-) + + + + + +
P4.R 50% + + - - + - + +
P4.L 50% + + + + + + + +
P5.L 75% - - - - + + - -
P6.R 50% + + - - + - + +
P6.L 50% + + - - + + + +
Kappa (p-value) 1.0 (0.002) 1.0 (0.002) 0.41 (0.107) 0.62 (0.035)
  1. LRNC: lipid-rich necrotic core; IPH: intra-plaque hemorrhage; CA: calcification; LM: loose matrix. Conv.: Conventional protocol. +: detected; -: undetected. *The symbol in the parenthesis denotes the results when only IPH-free slices were read.